Description: Taylor's Almshouses
Date Listed: 28 February 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 318853
OS Grid Reference: SU1463230272
OS Grid Coordinates: 414632, 130272
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0716, -1.7925
Taylor' s Almshouses
[Nos 1 to 7 (consec)]
SU 1450 SE 2/232 28.2.52
1698 rebuilt 1886 presumably to old design. 2 storeys, red brick, raised
stone cupped plinth, bold chamfered stone quoins, moulded stone string at
1st floor cill and window head level moulded and bracketed wood cornice,
Central Dutch gable with moulded coping, stone side scrolls on moulded band
supporting small pediment and finial. Stone cornice across base at level
above main cornice. 6 narrow windows at lst floor level with stone bolection
frames and moulded cills. 2 similar double windows on ground floor and wide
centre door with stone eared bolection architrave, bolection frieze, moulded
cornice, broken pediment with central carved cartouche, date and inscription.
Gable end facing St Edmund's Church Street similar design, with 2 narrow
windows and central chimney, 1-storey wing at back. An L-shaped group built
round a garden court. In entrance hall original cartouche with date.
Frowd's Almshouses, Nos 26 to 34 (even) & Taylor's Almshouses form a group.
Listing NGR: SU1463230272
Source: English Heritage
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